1 space - 4 new productions. Presented by Theatre Development Centre

SHOW is a platform to enable companies and individuals who engage with the Theatre Development Centre in the development of their work and practice to present fully produced works and works-in-progress.

SHOW is a natural and necessary progression for artists working out of TDC and for the work they are creating - it is the next stage in development. It is an opportunity for artists to fully realise their projects and engage with a wider audience.

Now in its second year, SHOW has been established by the Theatre Development Centre as a yearly event, showcasing new work and turning a spotlight on Cork's rich theatre scene. The aim is to give companies and artists the opportunity they deserve: to SHOW their work. That's what theatre is about after all!

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Address: Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St., Cork City | Phone: (021) 427 2022 | Book Online

Discount available for customers wishing to attend ALL FOUR performances in the SHOW series. Select a full price ticket for each of the performances you wish to attend and a discount of €2 per show will be applied at checkout.


Presented by BrokenCrow

Playwright: Ronan Fitzgibbon
Director: Eadaoin O'Donoghue
Performed by: George Hanover, Tadhg Hickey and Paula McGlinchey
Sound Design: Chris Schmidt-Martin
Stage Manager: Claire Ni Connaill

Prospect House is an intimate and timely story of a woman trapped in a life of forced prostitution. It addresses the relationship between the individual and the machine, the ephemeral nature of morality and the struggle to hold on to one’s self.

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Mon 24 November - 9pm
Tues 25 November - 9pm
Wed 26 November - 6pm
Sat 29 November - 9pm
Sun 30 November - 10.30am


Presented by Dominic J Moore

Playwright: Dominic J. Moore
Director: Pat Kiernan
Produced with the support of: Corcadorca

‘Now Mr. Punch, I’ve a warrant for your arrest.’
‘Oh hello, Guard. You’ve left your wallet in your vest?’
‘I haven’t left my wallet in my vest, I have a warrant for your arrest!’
‘For my arrest, Guard? And why?’
‘Because I have it on very good authority that you, Mr. Punch, have beaten your wife, and have thrown your baby out of the window!!’

Dominic J Moore presents his one man show, ‘Mr. Punch’, the story of a puppeteer, Jimmy Horgan, and his Punch and Judy show, set in a West Cork town.

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Wed 26 November - 9pm
Thurs 27 November - 1pm
Fri 28 November - 9pm
Sat 29 November - 5pm
Sun 30 November - 9pm


Presented by JustMakeIt Productions

Playwright: Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe
Director: Judi Chalmers
Movement Director: Lottie Vallis
Sound Designer: Shane O'Sullivan
Designer: Emily Harwood
Cast: Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe & Diarmaid Browne

Brief is a harrowing, raw and visceral exploration into one woman’s right to choose. It is a one hour, two-handed marathon of dialogue, verbatim text and soundscape with no time for sentiment or relief. It is a painfully honest and controversial multimedia piece set in the darkened room of nowhere. Through the eyes of a woman, a doctor and man, a journalist, we find ourselves in the place of extremes, but how far will they go before they can't come back?

Brief was developed in residency at London’s Ovalhouse Theatre with research supported by British Pregnancy Advisory Service and Abortion Network Support.

"But the world doesn't want to be changed...not by words"

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Tues 25 November - 6pm
Thurs 27 November - 9pm
Fri 28 November - 1pm
Sat 29 November - 1pm
Sun 30 November - 6pm


Presented by Outset Ensemble

Based on the original research by: Leslie Burton
Story by: Leslie Burton
Written by: Leslie Burton
Performed by: Leslie Burton, Gemma Collins & Mary Keating
Music & Composition: Tom Lane

Memory, tragedy, music, and light: Lightsong is an all-ages puppet show based on true stories of American women who kept lighthouses at the turn of the 20th century. Join our stalwart heroine, Maggie, as she looks back on her experiences through key entries in her lighthouse-keeper’s log.

After successful appearances in the first annual Cork Puppetry Festival and this summer’s Spirit of Folk Festival, Outset Ensemble is delighted to bring the latest iteration of Light Song back to the TDC

Book Tickets
Mon 24 November - 6pm
Thurs 27 November - 6pm
Fri 28 November - 6pm
Sat 29 November - 10.30am
Sun 30 November - 1pm


Free walk-up events in Black Mariah Gallery (Upstairs @ Triskel Arts Centre)

A Fork In The Road - Ita Morrissey
Sunday 30th 2pm (40 min)
A small town political farce. Ita Morrissey is theatre maker who draws inspiration from her current & changing surroundings. Often working collaboratively her work usually originates from a community setting -

Claire's Cork - Laura O'Mahony
Sunday 30th Nov - 3.30pm (40 min)
Claire's Cork is one girl's quest to secure her first kiss set against the backdrop of an Ireland on the brink of war! Laura O Mahony is a comedian and actress from Cork who knows the importance of that first illusive kiss.

Neon Western - Conflicted Theatre
Saturday 29th Nov - 6pm (45 min)
Neon Western mines the narratives of spaghetti westerns, putting these stories in a contemporary Irish context, paying particular attention to the scoring techniques of Ennio Morricone and his counterparts. Conflicted Theatre are Evan Lordan & Gavin McEntee.

Shelter - Painted Bird
Saturday 29th Nov - 8pm (25 min)
Shelter explores the life and work of Cork Woman Susanne Day, a Poor Law Guardian and Playwright. PAINTED BIRD make work using cultural history as a tool to navigate a collective present and possible future.

Superstar - Expecto Theatre
Sunday 30th Nov - 7.30pm (25 min)
Superstar is about the want, need and desire for something greater. Our hero, Super, brings us on a journey of discovery as he reaches for the stars while navigating the people and places of his neighbourhood. This is the first development period for Superstar. It is the first piece of work Timothy has written since writing his debut play SAVIOUR and sees director Eoin O hAnnrachain team up with Timothy again for this initial development of the piece.

The Private Life of the Jellyfish - Richie Clare
Sunday 30th Nov - 5pm (45 min)
Johnny the Jellyfish is the last fish left alive in the ocean, and the lonliness is starting to take its toll. Join him on a mad adventure as he reunites with some old friends and even makes some new ones. Richard Clare is an actor, writer and director based in Cork, having studied acting in Kinsale College. His one man show "The Private Life of the Jellyfish" has played in the TDC, Camden Palace and in the Dragon of Shandon festival.

The Secret Garden - BrokenCrow
Sunday 30th Nov - 12pm (35 min)
BrokenCrow ensemble member and designer Deirdre Dwyer is heading up this adaptation of the well loved children's story, The Secret Garden, primarily aimed at children between 8 to 10 years old. Using all of the senses, and a healthy dose of surprise and intrigue, this classic tale of secrets, friendship and growth is unlocked and reimagined for a new generation of young people.

Whispers - Ruth Hayes
Saturday 29th Nov - 7pm (25min)
Inspired by real life stories, WHISPERS tells the story of one woman’s journey through Ovarian Cancer, exploring the often unspoken and unseen side to cancer. This is about the human spirit, its weakness and strengths. Written, performed and devised by Ruth Hayes, Claire Loy and Jon Whitty.